A Comparative Analysis of Current Cryptocurrencies

Lara Mauri, Stelvio Cimato, Ernesto Damiani

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Abstract

Blockchain technology is having a deep impact on the financial and technical sectors providing a mechanism for the creation of decentralized currencies and a number of applications in different fields. At the core of the technology there is a consensus protocol enabling the maintenance of a distributed ledger. In general current systems are complex schemes that implement a combination of cryptographic algorithm, distributed techniques, and incentive driven behaviour. In this paper we focus on three of the most diffused platforms, i.e. Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum, and provide a comparative analysis of their most important features such as the architecture, the scripting language, the economic and security properties.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationICISSP 2018 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
EditorsPaolo Mori, Steven Furnell, Olivier Camp
Pages127-138
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582820
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 22 Jan 201824 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameICISSP 2018 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2018
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period22/01/1824/01/18

Keywords

  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptographic Protocol
  • Ethereum
  • Ripple

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